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Patricia Cornwell's Storm Story -
10/14/2022
Patricia Cornwell's Storm Story -

Patricia Cornwell's Storm Story -

Patricia shares a harrowing memory of watching Ida flood waters approach her home. Fortunately, the experience helped her connect with a warm and caring comm...

Join us for two virtual engagement sessions to discuss the Inland Flood Protection Rule. The rule ensures that at risk a...
10/14/2022

Join us for two virtual engagement sessions to discuss the Inland Flood Protection Rule.

The rule ensures that at risk areas are better defined and that development is designed and constructed using the best available climate-informed precipitation data: https://dep.nj.gov/inland-flood-protection-rule/

We hope for the best, but with heavy rains and big storm surges,  has to prep for the worst. Share the highest flood wat...
10/14/2022

We hope for the best, but with heavy rains and big storm surges, has to prep for the worst.

Share the highest flood waters you’ve seen on social with or at http://www.risingtogethernj.org

As we continue to experience the impacts of climate change, coastal flooding and erosion we endured during the remnants ...
10/14/2022

As we continue to experience the impacts of climate change, coastal flooding and erosion we endured during the remnants of Tropical Storm Ian will increase.

Learn more about what is doing to mitigate and adapt to climate change: https://www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/

10/14/2022

🍁🍂 Friday Fall Foliage Update - October 14 🍁🍂

In partnership with the City of Trenton, we will ensure clean and safe drinking water for the residents that depend on T...
10/13/2022

In partnership with the City of Trenton, we will ensure clean and safe drinking water for the residents that depend on Trenton Water Works.

Together, we will safeguard our residents and return water system quality to the level our communities deserve: https://bit.ly/3rQ8sFh

City of Trenton NJ - City Hall Ewing Township Hamilton Township Township of Lawrence, NJ Hopewell Township - Mercer County, Government

🥳Congratulations to the 2022 Recycling Award winners!👏We applaud you all for promoting recycling and educating your comm...
10/12/2022

🥳Congratulations to the 2022 Recycling Award winners!

👏We applaud you all for promoting recycling and educating your communities about the importance of diverting waste to better protect our natural resources!

For more info on the winners, check out: https://nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2022/22_0040.htm

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10/12/2022

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🗓️Deadline: Oct. 24
👉Eight categories
👀Check it out: https://nj.gov/dep/awards/

🗓️DEP's Stormwater Utility (SWU) Technical Assistance Grant applications have been extended to Nov. 1📢Municipalities, Co...
10/11/2022

🗓️DEP's Stormwater Utility (SWU) Technical Assistance Grant applications have been extended to Nov. 1

📢Municipalities, Counties, utilities and other local nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply

👀Check it out: https://bit.ly/3BKYECy

👀Do you know someone that has gone above and beyond in clean air, watershed management and water resources or environmen...
10/10/2022

👀Do you know someone that has gone above and beyond in clean air, watershed management and water resources or environmental justice?

🏆Nominate them for a GEEA Award!

✍️To nominate someone or to see the other nomination categories go to: https://nj.gov/dep/awards/

Photos from NJDEP Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability's post
10/07/2022

Photos from NJDEP Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability's post

10/07/2022

🍁🍂 Friday Fall Foliage Update - October 7 🍁🍂

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10/07/2022

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🗓️Deadline: Nov. 1
👉Eligible: Municipalities, Counties, utilities and local nonprofit orgs
👀Check it out: https://bit.ly/3BKYECy

10/05/2022

If you have reusable bags piling up as a result of home delivery of groceries, please consider donating them to your local food pantry/food bank. These organizations are eagerly accepting donations of reusable bags, which they then use to distribute food to those in need.

While dropping off your reusable bags, please donate any unspoiled, healthy excess food from your household to the food pantry/food bank. Learn more about reuse and recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Photos from NJDEP’s Water Resource Management's post
10/05/2022

Photos from NJDEP’s Water Resource Management's post

Sandy flood waters were high.If a similar storm hit 50 years from now, they’ll be higher, due to sea-level rise.Prepping...
10/05/2022

Sandy flood waters were high.

If a similar storm hit 50 years from now, they’ll be higher, due to sea-level rise.

Prepping for higher waters?

Tell us on social with or at http://www.risingtogethernj.org

👉Help improve water quality and mitigate the impacts of flooding caused by climate change.✍️Apply for a Stormwater Utili...
10/05/2022

👉Help improve water quality and mitigate the impacts of flooding caused by climate change.

✍️Apply for a Stormwater Utility Technical Assistance Grant!

📋Who is eligible?

🫵Municipalities, Counties, utilities and local nonprofit orgs.

✅Check it out: https://bit.ly/3BKYECy

It's a good day as NJ TRANSIT introduces its first battery electric bus!By transitioning to a clean bus fleet, NJ TRANSI...
10/04/2022

It's a good day as NJ TRANSIT introduces its first battery electric bus!

By transitioning to a clean bus fleet, NJ TRANSIT will improve local air quality in our communities while reducing the emissions that fuel climate change.



NJDEP Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability City of Camden Government Donald Norcross

Check out our revamped  website: https://dep.nj.gov/ej/✅Sign up for our biweekly EJ newsletter✅Interact with our EJMAP t...
10/04/2022

Check out our revamped website: https://dep.nj.gov/ej/

✅Sign up for our biweekly EJ newsletter
✅Interact with our EJMAP tool
✅Learn about our EJ initiatives
✅Find out about our next EJ community engagement session, how you can get involved and more!

Photos from City of Trenton NJ - City Hall's post
10/04/2022

Photos from City of Trenton NJ - City Hall's post

📢It's that time of year again🏆DEP is accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Award...
10/04/2022

📢It's that time of year again

🏆DEP is accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards

's premier environmental award, winners in 8 categories will be recognized this December

✅To nominate someone go to: https://www.nj.gov/dep/awards/

Ida surprised many New Jersey communities that had not experienced severe flooding before. Do you have an Ida story to s...
10/03/2022

Ida surprised many New Jersey communities that had not experienced severe flooding before.

Do you have an Ida story to share?

We want to hear about it on social media: Tag your stories with or at send them to us at: http://www.risingtogethernj.org



Shawn LaTourette Jacques Cousteau NERR

🗓️Don't forget, the deadline has been extended to Nov 1, 2022 for the Stormwater Utility (SWU) Technical Assistance Gran...
10/03/2022

🗓️Don't forget, the deadline has been extended to Nov 1, 2022 for the Stormwater Utility (SWU) Technical Assistance Grants.

$2 million are available to provide individualized services to conduct comprehensive feasibility studies for forming SWUs!

Check it out: https://bit.ly/3BKYECy

10/03/2022

Good morning from IBSP....

Monday, October 3rd.

Air temp: 55 degrees
Water temp: 68 degrees
Winds: NE 31+ m.p.h.
High tide: 2:28 p.m.
Low tide: 8:15 a.m.

Please be advised that due to continued severe weather conditions Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle (MSFV) access to the beach will remain closed through today.

We will reevaluate conditions in the morning..

Please be careful driving

Another rainy day!More effects continue today from the remnants of Ian. Expect, coastal flooding, windy conditions inlan...
10/03/2022

Another rainy day!

More effects continue today from the remnants of Ian. Expect, coastal flooding, windy conditions inland and on the ocean waters, and a couple more inches of rainfall through Tuesday, with highest amounts further south, are all expected.

10/02/2022
Photos from AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program's post
10/01/2022

Photos from AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program's post

09/30/2022

Financing programs have played a critical role in assisting local government units with sewer and water system construction for over 140 years in New Jersey. Two key state laws, the 1876 Water Act and 1882 Sewer Act, provided mechanisms for funding that greatly accelerated needed construction in a number of cities. Today, the DEP and the NJ Water Bank continue this important work by providing low interest financing for a wide variety of projects that improve water quality. (Photo credit: Construction of Camden’s Line Ditch circa 1907. Photograph by F.W. Atwood. Camden County Historical Society, Item No. 5017.)

Photos from NJDEP’s Water Resource Management's post
09/30/2022

Photos from NJDEP’s Water Resource Management's post

09/30/2022

It’s Protect the Source week! The NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program highlights our 3 part-time Source Water Protection Ambassadors. The Source Water Protection Ambassadors serve from September – May each year, conducting education and stewardship projects that relate to sources of drinking water.

This year the Source Water Protection Ambassadors are being trained to provide education focused on Water Champions, water audit programs and to enhance conservation messaging as we are in Drought Watch. They will also focus on Lead Education and teaching homeowners about lead service line identification in their homes.

If you are interested in partnering with one of our SWP Ambassadors to organize a stewardship event or presentation you can contact them using the information below:

North Jersey - Laney D.
[email protected]

Central Jersey - Kayley T.
[email protected]

South Jersey - Nicole B.
[email protected]

AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
AmeriCorps

09/30/2022
09/30/2022

You can now enjoy and protect our environment when visiting certain state parks!

⚡️Two EV charging stations are now in place at Round Valley Reservoir, with additional charging stations coming soon to:
🌿Liberty State Park
🌿Cheesequake State Park
🌿High Point State Park
🌿Wawayanda State Park
🌿Wharton State Forest-Batsto Village

Funded by New Jersey Board of Public UtilitiesNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities Electric Vehicle Tourism program which eliminates barriers to buying EVs by investing in EV infrastructure and reducing range anxiety.

For more info check out: https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2022/22_0038.htm

Visit New Jersey

09/30/2022

🍁🍂 Friday Fall Foliage Update - September 30 🍁🍂

Please be reminded that due to the current drought conditions, low rainfall and heat that New Jersey experienced this summer, the speed at which leaves change and fall will vary at given locations.

*Disclaimer: Certain species of trees change colors and/or drop their leaves faster than others, such as ash, oak and sycamore trees. *

There will be an unusual fall foliage pattern throughout the fall, stay tuned!

Timeline photos
09/30/2022

Timeline photos

This is a bit misleading. Although we are showing a fossil oyster (Exogyra), the fossil we are highlighting is the tiny boreholes all over the surface. These were made by a boring sponge, Cliona cretacica. This specimen is the paratype from Gloucester Co.

What is a paratype? While not the holotype or the specimen that defines a species, scientists also designate other specimens as part of a 'type series' or paratypes to help illustrate a species.

🌧️Starting the weekend with some rain!👀Be on the lookout for the remnants of  with rains starting tonight and through Sa...
09/30/2022

🌧️Starting the weekend with some rain!

👀Be on the lookout for the remnants of with rains starting tonight and through Saturday morning.

There is a Coastal Flood Advisory for Cape May.

Additionally, some localized minor flooding is possible.

BIG NEWS State of New Jersey ‼ Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at six...
09/29/2022

BIG NEWS State of New Jersey ‼
Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at six New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites 🌲🙌

Two charging stations are in place and operational at Round Valley Reservoir (Hunterdon County). Other properties scheduled to receive two Level 2 charging stations include Cheesequake State Park (Middlesex), High Point State Park (Sussex), Wawayanda State Park (Sussex and Passaic), and Wharton State Forest - Batsto Village (Burlington).

“The availability of EV chargers at scenic and recreational destinations throughout the state encourages residents and out-of-state travelers to choose New Jersey to charge up and unwind at any of our many destination points, whether it’s a park, down the shore, or at a historic site,” Commissioner Shawn LaTourette said. “We’re pleased to offer this new amenity and are excited to see park visitors charge their vehicles while enjoying their day outdoors.”

The charging stations were made possible with funding assistance from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities as part of its Electric Vehicle Tourism grant program, which provides funding for chargers at tourist locations across the state.

09/29/2022
09/28/2022

Did you ever think creativity could help you get through a crisis like Sandy?

For Annie, it was the only way.

How have you found ways to keep your spirits up during a New Jersey flood?

Tell us on social media with or at http://www.risingtogethernj.org

Climate change doesn't just impact our environment, it also impacts public health. Listen as Commissioner LaTourette dis...
09/27/2022
The Regional Roundup: September 26, 2022 - WHYY

Climate change doesn't just impact our environment, it also impacts public health.

Listen as Commissioner LaTourette discusses the impact it has on our wellbeing and what NJ is doing to adapt to our changing environment.



The latest on your gut microbiome and how to keep it healthy. Plus, climate change efforts underway in New Jersey with the DEP commissioner, and ROCKY: The Musical is here!

"It is unacceptable for any New Jersey community to be treated as a dumping ground, and the Murphy Administration stands...
09/26/2022

"It is unacceptable for any New Jersey community to be treated as a dumping ground, and the Murphy Administration stands with Camden in saying enough is enough."

Today, Commissioner LaTourette joined the City of Camden to announce the removal of illegally dumped soil from a Camden neighborhood.



City of Camden Government

With the passing of former Governor James Florio, New Jersey and the nation have lost a visionary champion for the prote...
09/26/2022

With the passing of former Governor James Florio, New Jersey and the nation have lost a visionary champion for the protection of our environment and public health.

09/23/2022

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK IS HERE! Don't miss out on your chance to browse some of NJ's most eligible EVs. Join us at the events listed above to ask questions, chat with EV owners, learn about the most up-to-date incentives, and walk away with some free goodies. Comment below if there is an EV you are really excited to see this year ⬇

Be sure to check driveelectricweek.org and dep.nj.gov/drivegreen/ride-and-drives for event details. See you there!

Follow on Instagram for event reminders.

🥳Next week is National ! ✏️Sign up to join a roundtable discussion with the women leading NJ's EV policy.Join them on Se...
09/23/2022

🥳Next week is National !

✏️Sign up to join a roundtable discussion with the women leading NJ's EV policy.

Join them on Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. as they share their advice on careers in the growing field of clean energy: https://bit.ly/3S6HxRj

09/22/2022

NJ Alliance for Action Water Infrastructure Event
Featuring presentations by Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner, NJDEP, George Rolon, COO Water, NJ I-Bank, and others!
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @8:00 AM
https://bit.ly/3S3hARY

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There is always another solution if you bother to try........https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/happy-ending-brick-swan-was-be-euthanized ie killing of foxes at IBSP and killing of beavers that cause issues. They should be relocated not killed!
I am writing to let you know that East Point Lighthouse is an important historical point if interest in South Jersey. My grandfather and great grandfather were keeper of the lighthouse. It as well as many historical places in the most southern part of the state are left out of financial aid. It is of utmost importance that we not only fund these but other historical places throughout the state. Many are in disrepair and have to beg for funding. Please help keep these landmarks open for future generations. With out our history and historical places we are nothing.
As a Pitman community we would like to express our concern about the dead fish at Glen Lake whose water has evidently been compromised by the township construction company responsible for removing and replacing the curbs and blacktops on the streets bounding the lake. The drains on the surrounding curbs have signs in the shape of fish stating “NO DUMPING”. This construction company has been seen washing their equipment near the drains and being indiscriminate with their craftsmanship making them responsible for harming and killing the wildlife of Pitman. I saw a bunch of dead fish (sunny, goldfish, minnows, catfish, koi and carps) in the bottom of the dam. This is completely appalling and I fear for the safety of the wildlife in the surrounding area due to the contaminated water.
Can you please guide to where these sites are in accordance with 39:3C-3.1 "Off Road Recreational Fund"?
Hoping this prediction of the tides won't be too severe.Want to share this for my New Jersey friends.Thanks.
Hopefully this won't be too severe. Hoping my New Jersey friends will be able to prepare for this.
So are "Listen to all sides," and Be transparent and honest with the public" NOT part of your professed principles anymore?! Asking for an entire community you've kept in the dark about the new parking lot you're racing to put in atop the superfund site on Route 29 along the Frenchtown/Kingwood border.
The State of NJ is tearing down their abandoned office building at 369 S. Warren Street downtown, with no attempt to contain the asbestos being released by their work.

Taxpayers were told that these buildings had to be abandoned partially due to asbestos contamination, so we all know what's
involved here.

I have reached out to the mayor, health and environmental officers in Trenton. I also sent a complaint to the NJDEP, and an email to [email protected] with the photos I attach here. The second photo is from the demolition of their attached greenhouse a few weeks ago, it shows ropes of dangling asbestos with no attempt at containment.

I have personally experienced the nightmare of asbestos remediation in NJ, albeit it on a much smaller residential scale, while selling my father's home. There was tenting, air locks, crime scene tape, HazMat suits and a big bill. The NJ DEP was there every step of the way. Where are you now?

This dangerous contaminant is raining down on downtown, Mill Hill, Luther Arms and Kingsbury. THE NJDEP must step in.

Marge Miccio
410 Market St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
This cobra has no fangs! The DEP has allowed Aspen Construction, PA to repeatedly violate their own rules and act with impunity while destroying the wetlands at 4 Kates Tract in Mount Holly, NJ. Neighbors have repeatedly call the emergency hotline about them to no avail. They have been sent pictures of them digging with a long reach backhoe in the Rancocas Creek and a several acre pond during turtle breeding season. Dumping unknown chemicals into the same pond. Removing massive amounts of old growth trees from the wetlands and more! The most egregious so far is spreading 4 large dump trucks of historic fill in a 100% flood zone a few hundred yards upstream from the Municipal Water Pumping Station and this past week dumping 14 small dump trucks of fill into the wetland/ vernal pond; we think to build a DIY septic. NO ONE even bothered to even investigate this time; and on Earth Day of all days! They have repeatedly been cited but they now know the DEP isn't going to stop them and they have become emboldened in their destruction. After all that historic fill floods into the public drinking water don't bother saying no one told you!
North Wildwood at 2nd and JFK BLVD.. keeps getting worse.
We love our Tourist and Newcomers buying up our Realestate. How will NJ as a whole survive financially if the bottomline$$$$$ drops out??!
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